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Mix and match sci-fi stock art to create instant masterpieces for your tabletop roleplaying game.
Mix and match sci-fi stock art to create instant masterpieces for your tabletop roleplaying game.
120 backers pledged $7,496 to help bring this project to life.

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Stock art & RPG tokens have their challenges.
This is an attempt to hurdle at least one of them. 

Mix, match, and make your own masterpiece.
Mix, match, and make your own masterpiece.

This project will provide over 250 inked and colored components. Mix and match to create your own sci-fi masterpieces for RPG publishing or tabletop tokens. For this series, subjects will include: weapons, ships, portraits, characters, and scenes.

For every $1,000 over the funding goal, you'll get $20 in stock art credit.
(or printable miniatures/tokens if you don't use stock art.)
That credit will be good for life.

All components will be available in color as well as black and white PNG files at 300 DPI. Photoshop (.psd) files will also be made available for the Stock Art Master pledge level. These files will include vector lines and allow easy color changes and other editing options. 

Files will be neatly organized by subject, color format, layer, and more.

The Just Tokens pledge level will include individual image components plus a Photoshop (.psd) file formatted for easy custom portraits and ships. Token images will be no larger than 300x300 pixels. Just toggle various layers for the image you want, then export for your personal tabletop use!

Backers will have the option of fulfillment through DriveThruRPG or a direct Dropbox link. Digital files on DriveThruRPG.com are stored virtually indefinitely.

All backers will have the ability to submit ideas to a suggestion pool for inspiration. Submitting an idea does not guarantee it will be selected or used. The Art Collector pledge level does have that guarantee though. 

Backers who choose the Art Collector pledge will get (in addition to a guarantee to have one of their submitted ideas illustrated) a signed original illustration. They may choose from their submitted idea or a stock of existing artwork. Shipping is limited to the United States. 

Sample of original artwork
Sample of original artwork

The following are examples of both art quality and how components can be swapped and matched to create a variety of arrangements. 

The following are bonus rewards for backing at various levels. Higher pledges will always receive the awards for previous pledge levels.

Those who pledge $15 or more will receive complimentary copies of Gray Nebula: Crewmen, Con-Men, and Lawmen, Star Gods Help Us, True Life Night, and Stuck on Etholk, all in PDF format, courtesy of Peter C. Spahn.

$15 pledges will also receive PDF copies of Jacob DC Ross' Exodus System SRD, The Machine Symbiont, & OSR Sci-Fi GM Screen, as well as Robert Conley's Luminous Nebula.

If you pledge $15 or more, you will also receive complimentary PDF copies of The Vigilante Hack, courtesy of Eric Bloat, Some Miner Trouble, courtesy of Matthew Kline, plus Hunter's Moon: Ghost the Machine and Hunter's Moon: Gone but not Forgotten, both courtesy of Walt Robillard.

Even FURTHER, the $15 pledge level will receive complimentary PDF copies of The Hero's Journey by James M. Spahn, Magnum Fury by Leonard A. Pimentel, and Dieselpunk in a Nutshell by Robert Garitta.

Pledge at the $25 level will receive Kaigaku Premium Edition by Jacob DC Ross, plus all of the Kaigaku Chronicle issues, all in PDF format.

The $25 pledge level also includes complimentary PDF copies of WWII: Operation WhiteBox, Common Vehicles of WWII, and OWB: Tactical Combat by Small Niche Games, courtesy of Peter C. Spahn.

Backers who select the $25 pledge level will also receive complimentary copies of Elysium Flare, Diaspora, and Anomaly 1, all in PDF format, courtesy of Brad Murray.

Backers who pledge at the $50 level or higher will also receive complimentary PDF copies of White Star: Galaxy Edition, courtesy of James M. Spahn, and For Coin & Blood, courtesy of Alan Bahr.

All components may be used for personal and commercial projects.
The following apply to any commercial use: 

  • May be cropped, flipped, or colored.
  • Signature mark must be included in the final composition.
  • Signature mark must remain in its original orientation.
  • Must credit 'Jeshields' for any use.
  • May be used indefinitely.
  • May NOT be used in products sold primarily for artistic value.
    (Stock art, tokens, posters, etc)
  • May NOT be used in works deemed racist, sexist, or sexually explicit.

I am James Shields, creator of the previous Kickstarter, Fantasy Stock Art & RPG Minis. I served as Art Director for White Star: Galaxy Edition and have created artwork for many RPG companies. Previous clients include Barrel Rider Games, Blackfall Press, Dread Unicorn Games, EN World, Kalos Comics, Rogue Comet, Small Niche Games, The Wrecking Crew, and many others. In addition to direct commissions, my stock illustrations appear in numerous roleplaying products, and can be found at RPGNow.com and Patreon.com/Jeshields

Risks and challenges

The only risk associated with this project is time management. I am a freelance artist and constantly juggle other commissioned projects. Therefore, I have set the delivery date further than is probably necessary, but I'd rather deliver early than give excuses, regardless of the reasons.

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Just Tokens

    Mix and match over 150 assets from:
    Portrait, People, and Ship packages
    to create your own 1" tabletop tokens
    for personal use only.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Choose Two

    Mix and match images from TWO
    of the following four packages:

    Weapons, Ships, Portraits, People

    That's over 100 individual art assets
    for use in your commercial products.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Get All Five

    Mix and match images from
    ALL of the following packages:

    Weapons, Ships, Portraits,
    People, and Scenes

    That's over 250 individual art assets
    for use in your commercial products.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Stock Art Master

    All previous awards, PLUS
    Photoshop files of ALL assets.

    Easily change colors, crop additional
    assets, and more for use in your
    commercial products.

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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    Art Collector

    All previous awards, PLUS:

    The original inked illustration of your submitted idea on white cardstock paper, signed by the artist.

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Funding period

- (23 days)